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Petra Schleich becomes Verafirm Certified Professionalby ckb

Posted in: Allgemein

Petra Schleich has successfully completed Verafirm’s SAM Advantage (1) course and accompanying assessment to demonstrate her mastery of processes required to implement ISO/IEC 19770-1 aligned SAM programs, have established expertise in working across multiple software platforms, and exhibit a strong understanding of the business and technical issues facing organizations. Issued

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IBM License Metric Tool: To Flex(Net) Or Not to Flex(Net)?by ps

Posted in: Advisory

Since Flexera announced that its SAM-Tool is accepted by IBM as an alternative to ILMT (IBM License Metric Tool) in regard to SubCap-Licensing, there has been a lot of excitement around the Software Asset Management community. The news sounded tempting, especially to those who, on a daily basis, have to

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ckb GmbH: New Regional Office in Stuttgartby ckb

Posted in: Allgemein

According to a recent study of the BSA, 39% of software installed on computers around the world in 2015 is not properly licensed(1). In Germany it is the share of 22% of overall software which runs unlicensed and which amounts to 1,5 billion Euro, the BSA-study points out. Although in

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Zombie Servers – IT Asset Management and the Undead Perilby ps

Posted in: Advisory

Who is afraid of the zombies? No one? Not really. At least IT Asset Management around the world gets quite agitated when it comes to zombies in their IT-infrastructure. Why is that? Because comatose servers or so-called zombie servers are doing nothing but burning money. According to an article in

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SAM Mantraby ckb

Posted in: Advisory, Services

I do not install what I do not use. I do not install what I have not licensed. I do not use what I have not licensed. I do not think that the SAM manager is an idiot.   I do not license what is not in use. I do

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Data Master or Master of Disaster?by ps

Posted in: Advisory

Data management is the core of any Software asset management. The equation is clear: High-end data ensures high-end decisions, not only in SAM.  If SAM data does not satisfy some data quality criteria, decision making in SAM resembles more an heuristic approach to problem solving: practical and sufficient to ease

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Migrating Windows Server 2003 Can Save Your IT-Securityby ps

Posted in: Advisory

Ten years are enough. On 14th of July 2015 we have to wave Windows Server 2003 good-bye. Reason: End of Extended Support. Being the Windows XP of the server-world makes the farewell for millions of users still hard. But having no migration plan yet is putting your IT-security seriously at

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Inventories are not enoughby ps

Posted in: Services

What data and information should be taken care of managing vendor inventories is usually no secret as audit literacy progresses. Irrespective of how well kept your inventory information is, its full economic impact can often be first unfolded if it is matched (A) with internal or external expert vendor and

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